It’s a gray and frigid morning in Dorchester when Brenda Cassellius bounds toward me on the front lawn of Joseph Lee K–8 School. She wears all black—pumps, dress, trench coat—and seems a little distracted. “Mask up, Superintendent,” an aide says, and she pulls her facemask over her nose.
Even though it is a Wednesday morning, Lee K–8, a sprawling red-brick building standing behind us, is mostly empty, staffed by a skeleton crew and completely devoid of children. It has been this way since March, when Cassellius and Mayor Marty Walsh decided to shut down every school in the district. Cassellius has barely stopped moving since.
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